Beat maker versus Producer

Not all beatmakers are producers, but all music producers are dope beat makers. Every product is first manufactured in the mind, before it is made tangible, ie something you can feel with your 5 senses. If God didn’t create the worlds and us first in His Mind it’ll have been chaos. Words are thoughts expressed so the next level was speaking it into existence. Let there be… In that case you can completely produce a beat or song without touching one equipment. Deciding to leave those tasks to engineers and others. Ideas rule the worlds and most hit tracks weren’t processed from scratch by the producer. He who has the ideas for the direction of the beat or track is the producer. A beat maker has little or no influence on how the song goes. Most times he’s at home or the studio creating the beats. It might be a very dope beat and someone jumps on it. The beat maker has no say or control in how the song goes. The producer influences not just the beat, but everything. The type of song or direction for the artist. The lyrics, the attitude and many more. Picture a football club. There are coaches and there’s the manager. A manager is a good coach but not all coaches are managers. The producer like the manager is responsible for the improvement of the artist. The producer takes responsibility for the outcome of the track. But just like you need a first degree before you can go do masters, before you can be a dope producer, you must first no how to make dope beats. Next post will teach you how to create dope beats

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Reason Zlatan Blocked DJ Cuppy On Social Media

According to Afeare Isreal, aide to singer Davido has revealed why Zlatan Ibile blocked celebrity disc jockey DJ Cuppy on both Instagram and WhatsApp. Afeare shared what went wrong between Zlatan and DJ Cuppy in an Instagram post on Friday. He said Zlatan did not receive any money from their song ‘Gelato’. “Kudos to someone like Zlatan, who took a bold step, by flushing out a full fake friend like Cuppy, who was just using his head, all in the name of my papa na Otedola. “Zlatan did a hit collabo with her, ordinary one kobo he no see. She also took Zlatan to Abuja for her fund raising where she made billions of naira and didn’t even remember Zee for one kobo till tomorrow,” he wrote. In another post he shared an old video of Zlatan and Davido live on Instagram.   Afeare’s posts comes not up to 24 hours after a video of Zlatan denying DJ Cuppy at an interview went viral. In the interview he said he did not know who bared the name Cuppy. The question of why he blocked the DJ was asked weeks after the DJ said she was blocked by the singer. DJ Cuppy had called out the singer for blocking her for over 10 months on January 8. “10 months later and I sometimes still wonder why @Zlatan_Ibile blocked me on WhatsApp and Instagram without ever saying why. we were actually friends …AND “Gelato” was a hit!” she wrote. In 2019, DJ Cuppy featured Zlatan on her song ‘Gelato’.

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Cynthia Morgan signs new idea with US based management

Popular singer, Cynthia Morgan, also known as Madrina, has signed a management deal with a US-based entertainment management company, The Facilitator Firm. The singer said, “I made the decision to sign the deal with the global market in mind. The Facilitator Firm definitely understands the global market. My new public relations team headed by Muyi did a data mining research and he presented it to me. This made me realize how much fans I have beyond the shores of Nigeria including places I have never been. “I am rest assured that The Facilitator Firm can help bring that to a larger scale. Doing it independently, you don’t really have those teams to help worldwide. The Facilitator Firm has worked with a lot of artistes on the global stage, that’s why I wanted to partner with them.” According to Cynthia Morgan’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Babalola, Cynthia Morgan resonates with a diverse fan base all over the world because of her feel-good music and vibe. He said, “Cynthia resonates with a diverse fan base all over the world because of her feel-good music and vibe. I have seen and studied her global appeal, I have also come to know her as a friend. It is no longer news that the world is increasingly fascinated by the afrobeat sounds. Together, there is a commitment to utilizing Cynthia’s raw magic to continue to exhibit afrobeat on the world stage, and in a more organized dimension. “The Facilitator Firm is a Full-Service Boutique Artist Management, Indie-Record Label, Artist Services and Publishing Company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. forged by the partnership of Founder/CEO ‘Uncle Odis’ Johnson and Co-Founder/President Tabiyah Yetunde. The duo are long-time music industry veterans.”

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Retro: Onyeka Onwenu, music and life

In the early 1980’s many Nigerian musician through their music gave voice to the people by steadily voicing out the ills in the society through their afropolitan vibes. One of Nigerian singer who contributed immensely to the Nigerian music industry in the 80’s and was a voice for the people was Onyeka Onwenu. Born on May 17, 1952, Onyeka is the youngest daughter of late Nigerian politician D.K Onwenu, who died in an autocrash when she was four years old. Raised and cratered for by her mother, she studied abroad, bagging a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Communication at the Wellesley College of Massachusetts, USA, and a master’s degree in Media Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York. On her return to the country in 1980, she joined NTA as a National Youth Service Corp member and quickly raised though her diligent and fearless journalism which led to her presentation of an internationally acclaimed BBC/NTA documentary in the year 1984 titled Nigeria, A Squandering of Riches which exposed the level of corruption eating into the fabric of the Nigerian society. Expanding her career, Onyeka launched her musical career in 1981 and released her first album in 1982 and her subsequent albums which were released between 1983 to 1988 which were produced by Sunny Okosun. Her music was a great hit, Onyeka stood out as the only musician to have crossed Pop with Juju music and Highlife, combining English and local languages to deliver lovely music. Her songs had religious tones, which tackled social issues as well as advocating for unity and cultural cohabitation Diving deeper into the entertainment industry she moved into acting featuring in movies such as Conspiracy (1999), Different World (2006), and most recently, Half of a Yellow Sun. Onyeka Onwenu joined politics belonging to the People’s Democratic Party. She contested for the post of chairman of her local government in Imo state on two occasions but lost both times. She, however, got[…]

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[Video] Teddy A – “Down”

Big A Entertainment presents the visual to Teddy A’s hit song – “Down Big Brother Naija season 3 contestant, Teddy A seems to be making big moves musically. In respect to this, Big A Entertainment and Alpha Records put out the highly anticipated visual for his hit record titled DOWN. The new video is the first offering from the singer this year and the musical has some quite captivating scenery put together by revered cinematographer, Avalon Okpe.  

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